The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice will host a workshop Oct. 17-18 in Washington, D.C., on health system interventions to prevent firearm injury and death. The workshop will feature evidence and best practices and examine opportunities to improve efficacy by working with communities. Participants will include Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer; David Grossman, M.D., and Gregory Simon, M.D., senior investigators for the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle; Bechara Choucair, M.D., chief community officer for Kaiser Permanente National Community Health; Elizabeth McGlynn, executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research; Lucas Neff, M.D., assistant professor of pediatric surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Megan Bair Merritt, M.D., executive director of the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family; and Thea James, M.D., director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program at Boston Medical Center. For details and to register, click here.

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